Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OH NO!!!

I just finished my entry for the Mind Wide Open monthly contest, thinking I had until today to submit it--well, silly me, the deadline was last night, and the entries are going to be posted on that blog today! I read the date wrong! Oh, well, I finished this today while fighting seasonal allergies and the crummy migraine I woke up with, so I will post photos of my little project here. I started out with an unfinished oval frame that I bought at Michael's for $1. I sanded it, stained it, inked it, and embellished it! I used scrapbook paper from K&Co to cover the front, stamped flourishes with Colorbox Chalk Ink, and brushed it with Pearl Ex Powder. Then I added antique buttons, Prima "Center Kisses" and a Prima Embellishments flower. The image inside the frame is from Nancy Dooren, and I attached that to the Mind Wide Open challenge's background and glittered the image and added the suggested word, "Spring" that I clipped from an antique children's book. I also attached Mrs. Grossman's lace stickers around the edges, and put the background and image inside the frame. So, this month, I will look at all the pretty art that people have created, vote on my favorite, and try again next month! PS-the second photo is of my little frame sitting on my grandmother's dresser in my guest room. The dresser was in bad condition many years ago; my sister gave it to me after it sat in her garage for a long time, and my hubby sanded it for me so that I could paint it. I love that dresser and think of my sweet Grandma every time I go into that room!


Robin said...

Oh my goodness this is just stunning! Everything about it is just perfect and soooo sweet!

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm so sorry Jann, but it is gorgeous!!!! I love it displayed on your grandmother's dresser too ~ so many beautiful goodies!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh no!!
But as a consolation, you have a really gorgeous work of art there!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Sandy said...

OMG wow wow wow wow and again wow.

Debby said...

This is so pretty, love what you have created.

Amber Heagerty said...

Jann, I am so sorry that you didn't get your entry in on time as it is truly a work of art!
That being said, I am very honored to have received YOUR vote for MY entry.
Artful hugs and Spring blessings,

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Jann!! I just love it so much...all of the frames you create are always stunning!! Your Grandmother's dresser is beautiful also and I love all the pretty things you have displayed on it! :)
Hope you are doing well...have been thinking of you.
Love, Carol Anne